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The McIntosh Group Sells Audio Research Corporation to TWS Enterprises LLC

August 28th, 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota (August 25, 2020) – TWS Enterprises, LLC, a privately held company owned wholly by Trent Suggs, has agreed to purchase Audio Research from the McIntosh Group, Inc. subject to completion of due diligence which is expected to be finalized by the end of August. As Audio Research celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, it is time to embark on the next chapter of its journey ... Read More.

McIntosh Announces MC1502 Vacuum Tube Amplifier

August 7th, 2020

The following is a press release issued by McIntosh.

Binghamton, NY | August 6, 2020 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the MC1502 Vacuum Tube Amplifier.

The new McIntosh MC1502 Vacuum Tube Amplifier is a stereo amplifier designed for home audio and home music systems that produces ... Read More.

CES 2021 Physical Show Gone, Now Goes All-Digital

July 31st, 2020

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® is reimagining how to connect exhibitors, customers, thought leaders and media from around the world while prioritizing health and safety. We are excited to share that CES® 2021 will be an all-digital experience.

For more than 50 years, CES has been the global stage for innovation. And CES 2021 will continue to be a platform to launch ... Read More.

Luxman launches D-10X flagship SACD/CD player

July 17th, 2020

Features world premiere of MUS-IC™ digital-to-analog converter, LxDTM-i disc transport and ODNF-u analog circuit.

BALLSTON SPA, New York, July 2020 – Befitting the company’s finest SACD/CD player, the Luxman D-10X is the world’s first home audio component with ROHM Semiconductor’s eagerly anticipated MUS-IC™ BD34301EKV digital-to-analog converter. The p ... Read More.

GIK Acoustics Introduces Limited Edition Acoustic Art Panels

July 3rd, 2020

Introducing GIK Acoustics X Tape Op Limited Edition Acoustic Art Panels 

ATLANTA, GA (June 30, 2020) – Leading acoustic treatment manufacturer GIK Acoustics has teamed up with Tape Op Magazine​ to release six (6) of their popular covers as exclusive 242Acoustic Art Panels for the US market.​

This new addition is a fun collaboration between GIK Acous ... Read More.

Qobuz Launches A Family Plan for up to 6 People

June 19th, 2020

Our favorite streaming music service here at Sound Lab Qobuz is now offering a family plan for up to 6 HD steraming accounts..

Qobuz Family is available on both current Qobuz plans, Studio Premier and Sublime+:

  • Studio Premier, which allows unlimited streaming in up to 24-bit / 192 kHz, is free for the first month (new customers only) then $24.99 per month for up to ... Read More.

Monitor Audio Launches The IMS-4 Music Streamer

June 5th, 2020

From the Monitor Audio press release:

Today, Monitor Audio is delighted to officially launch its new IMS-4 Music Streamer. Featuring BluOS™ technology and Apple AirPlay 2, the IMS-4 is a versatile music streaming solution designed for custom install projects requiring premium sound quality. 

BluOS™ technology allows the IMS-4 to stream to four separate zones and its BluO ... Read More.

Yamaha Announces New Premium A-S Series Integrated Amplifiers

May 22nd, 2020

The following is a press release issued by Yamaha.

BUENA PARK, Calif | May 21, 2020 — Yamaha is reinforcing its commitment to serious music lovers and high-end audio reproduction with the introduction of a reengineered series of integrated amplifiers. The new models — A-S1200, A-S2200 and A-S3200 — join the recently introduced 5000 Series of speakers, amps, pre-amps and turnta ... Read More.

PS Audio to Begin Shipping Its New Stellar™ M1200 Monoblock Power Amplifier

May 7th, 2020

Boulder, Colorado, May 7, 2020 – PS Audio today announced it will begin shipping its new Stellar M1200 Power Amplifier in June 2020. Designed to deliver extraordinarily clear, detailed and musically accurate performance, the monoblock M1200 features an all-new hybrid design that combines a tube input stage with a customized ICE Edge output stage and delivers 1200 watts (into 4 o ... Read More.

Sumiko announces acquisition of Rotel USA and Latam Distribution

May 1st, 2020

The following is a press release from Sumiko and Rotel.

MAPLE GROVE, MI – May 5, 2020 – Sumiko has been appointed as the new US and LATAM distributor for Rotel Electronics. Under the McIntosh Group umbrella, Sumiko’s acquisition of Rotel is a strategic step toward their goal of becoming the premier distributor of high-performance audio and video products.

Sumiko approac ... Read More.